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Feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to your overall health, enabling you to successfully overcome difficulties, achieve your full potential in life and get the most out of your journey. We all respond differently to stressors and situations in our life, whether or not we think of them as positive or negative experiences.

Being aware of how we feel and react can help us navigate the world and identify things we can do to encourage positive health and wellbeing. We provide a connected community to support you with this.

Six Steps to Positive Health and Wellbeing

Keep Learning

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Ignite your curiosity and give something new a go. University is a great place to try out new things, like joining a club or society.

Be Active

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Being active has been shown to help reduce stress, anxiety and to lift moods. it can also help to boost self-esteem and can encourage clear and calm thinking.

Take Notice

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Taking notice means to focus your attention upon yourself and the world around you and how they affect you internally.


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We are social creatures and the relationships that you create and nurture in life provide social bonds that can give you a sense of purpose and belonging.

Food and Mood

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What you eat can affect your mental wellbeing. Your diet affects your physical health but it is easy to overlook the impact it has on your mood.

Give to Others

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Giving can strengthen existing relationships and can help foster a more positive outlook. You could become a mentor to support other students.

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Food and Mood

As the university year approaches an end, deadlines are looming over students across the country. It is important to keep an eye on what you eat as many foods can influence your mood, for the better or worse!



When first going to university it can seem daunting to initially connect and make friends, so today I am sharing with you my tips for making friends at university and ways you can stay connected in times like these when your friends are all over the country!

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Take Notice

How many times have you noticed when someone’s feeling down? It’s usually pretty easy with our close friends; we can see when they’re a bit less talkative, not smiling as much and we very quickly ask what’s wrong and try to cheer them up.